Often, seeing a viral video star make an appearance in the mainstream media is like seeing a dog wearing clothes: confusing, jarring, and a little sad. Nevertheless, infamous “Friday” songstress Rebecca Black was perfectly likable on Leno last night. The 13-year-old told Jay the now-familiar story of how she got involved with Ark Music Factory, how she felt when she first read the nasty criticism “Friday” has inspired (“I was like, oh, the world hates me, I’m gonna die! … Now I don’t even read them, so they don’t bug me”), and what she’s going to do with the ridiculous amount of money she’s made off the song (it’ll be donated to Japan earthquake/tsunami relief). Leno went pretty easy on her, probably because he knows what it feels like to be the target of harsh words.
And then Rebecca had to perform the chorus of her song. Watch the interview below.